Thursday, March 29, 2007

the dreaded HOMEWORK and Term 2 Science Fair

homework... hmmm... who really wants it? do we just do it to keep parents happy? afterall, don't we spend enough hours a day dealing with school stuff? i realise you people live full and busy lives. personally i shall begin by stating NO MORE WORDFINDS!!!!

purposeful blogging is all i really want you to do, along with reading and finding resources to bring to school to help any projects you do.

what do you think? ask your parents what they think.

PROBLEM: next term is science fair - it is extremely difficult to do this at school, depending on what you choose to do. we must have a discussion at school about what is required for each different category and then decide how best to approach it.
the categories are:

1. scientific photography with a specific theme
2. observational drawing with a theme

[both yet to be revealed to me]

- both of these are too easy for you and can only be done in conjunction with another choice.

3. wall chart - also easy and depends heavily on research skills and presentation skills rather than scientific understanding.
- should be done in conjunctionwith one of th eother easier choices.

4. scientific investigation - hard to choose a decent topic and very challenging. extremely difficult to manage and a true test for a scientist. also a good choice for a motivated GATE student

5. technology - identifying a problem and developing a practical solution for that problem - as discussed in class - e.g. an early warning device for Mr Cocks' raids

start thinking ...

18 comments:

Kitty Kat said...

two things..
firstly:
how many science fair things do we have to do?
secondly andd more urgently...we cant take bags but CAN WE TAKE JUMPERS TO THE SOCIAL....PLEASE ANSWER QUICKLY!!!!

Mr Woody said...

of course take warm clothes - and science fair depends - talk in class about that

Mr Woody said...

[you did read that i am cooking?] ... and i do have dinner guests arriving any minute - consider yourself lucky to be answered.]

Kitty Kat said...

cooking..thanks um...where am i ment to read about your cooking?

primprim said...

hehehe...
i can;t wait for science fair! it is going to be fun to see everybody's imaginative ideas. I wonder if someone is actually going to make a mr cocks detection thingy. I'm going to be busy thinking of ideas!
pim:P
P.S.
i think i've got the thing about the petals around the rose. i just need a little more time to figure stuff out...

primprim said...

oh, do we have spelling?
i was really busy so i couldn't do spelling but i will in the morning; if i have time.

emjay said...

Thanks for the umbrella. Much appreciated :o)

Catarara said...

i love homework though it is fun! oh my alot of choices there...
i might stick with the mr cocks thingy but i will need a back up plan just in case i don't do that.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmm, i think i know what i am doing although im not sure it will work and it will take alot of work and i mean A LOT!!!

primprim said...

i want to nvent something to do with animals.

primprim said...

*invent not nvent

Kitty Kat said...

hmmm i might do the jewel thing but i'm still confused about how many things were ment to do...

Catarara said...

i'm sooooooooooo beating my brother!!
he is going to be so sad when i make it to the waikato one!!

Miss Candy said...

Hello iv got an idea about the sci fair but it seems to hard....

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gsosweet said...
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gsosweet said...

te he he!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mr woody said...

gsosweet - why did you remove your comment? please don't remove them. they are part of the learning record and your question was a great one - if i am making your choices for you then, yes, i am being paternalistic. i suspect most of what teachers do is paternalistic. i try to do it less than others... i think.